September 2, 2012

Phineas Fahrquar:

See what happens when you use data-driven science? Truth breaks out!

Here’s the first paragraph, so you get the gist:

An important new paper published today in Global and Planetary Changefinds that changes in CO2 follow rather than lead global air surface temperature and that “CO2 released from use of fossil fuels have little influence on the observed changes in the amount of atmospheric CO2” The paper finds the “overall global temperature change sequence of events appears to be from 1) the ocean surface to 2) the land surface to 3) the lower troposphere,” in other words, the opposite of claims by global warming alarmists that CO2 in the atmosphere drives land and ocean temperatures. Instead, just as in the ice cores, CO2 levels are found to be a lagging effect ocean warming, not significantly related to man-made emissions, and not the driver of warming. Prior research has shown infrared radiation from greenhouse gases is incapable of warming the oceans, only shortwave radiation from the Sun is capable of penetrating and heating the oceans and thereby driving global surface temperatures.

 

This is a big blow to the Cult of Anthropogenic Global Warming.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Fig. 1. Monthly global atmospheric CO2 (NOOA; green), monthly global sea surface temperature (HadSST2; blue stippled) and monthly global surface air temperature (HadCRUT3; red), since January 1980. Last month shown is December 2011.

Reposted from the Hockey Schtick, as I’m out of time and on the road.- Anthony

An important new paper published today in Global and Planetary Change finds that changes in CO2 follow rather than lead global air surface temperature and that “CO2 released from use of fossil fuels have little influence on the observed changes in the amount of atmospheric CO2” The paper finds the “overall global temperature change sequence of events appears to be from 1) the ocean surface to 2) the land surface to 3) the lower troposphere,” in other words, the opposite of claims by global warming alarmists that CO2 in the atmosphere drives land and ocean temperatures. Instead, just as…

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ICE Chief of Staff resigns in face of sexual harassment allegations

September 2, 2012

Well, that didn’t take long:

ICE Chief of Staff Suzanne Barr has resigned after allegations of lewd behavior. In a letter to ICE Director John Morton, Barr denied the sexual harassment claims made against her.

“As such, I feel it is incumbent upon me to take every step necessary to prevent further harm to the agency and to prevent this from further distracting from our critical work. Therefore, it is with great regret that I submit my resignation as Chief of Staff for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

Last month James Hayes filed a lawsuit saying women closely connected to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano were promoted over him. He also claimed Ms. Barr instilled a “frat-house” atmosphere at DHS “to humiliate and intimidate male employees.”

I reported on the two lawsuits alleging female-on-male sexual harassment and demeaning behavior at the Department of Homeland Security several weeks ago. At the time, I speculated that Suzanne Barr would be resigning to spend more time with her family, or some other excuse. We now know that a “decent interval” in the DHS is two weeks.

And, don’t forget — these are the people who are supposed to keep us safe.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


The Obama Cult of Personality at the DNC Charlotte

September 2, 2012

Okay, so we’ve known for years that a lot of people on the Left regarded Obama as someone to revere, or even an enlightened being. But, um… I’d say this is going a bit far, even for Obamabots:

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That’s not from the Obama campaign, surprisingly enough, but from a calendar being sold by an independent vendor at the Democratic convention in Charlotte.

You can see some more at Slate.

Yeesh.

UPDATE: Heh. The Weekly Standard calls this being a “Virgin Birther.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


The nature of sin in the eyes of Obama

September 2, 2012

No sin in His eyes

From a 2004 interview with Cathleen Falsani in the Chicago Sun-Times:

Falsani: Do you believe in sin?

Obama: Yes.

Falsani: What is sin?

Obama: Being out of alignment with my values.

Well, at least the question of his religion is settled. It’s not Christianity or Islam.

It’s himself.

via Roger Kimball

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


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